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Class of 2021

Bryan Stevenson speaking at the Tufts University Commencement ceremony on May 23, 2021.

Bryan Stevenson to Graduates: Create New Era of Truth and Justice

Calling fear and anger the “essential ingredients of injustice,” Bryan Stevenson, the acclaimed civil rights advocate and lawyer, called on Tufts graduates to be the generation that creates “a new era of truth and justice.”

Delivering the keynote address at the 165th all-university commencement on May 23, a virtual event this year, Stevenson said the time has come to change the narrative of racial difference that has sustained and fueled indifference to inequality and injustice in the United States.


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Meet Commencement Speaker Bryan Stevenson

The acclaimed civil rights lawyer and advocate delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary doctorate at the virtual ceremony.

Hear from Stevenson as he shares a topic that is near to his heart but about which he does not get to speak frequently.

A Jumbo-Sized Collection of Congrats!

Enjoy highlights of well-wishing messages from families, friends, and faculty!

You did it, Class of 2021! Now, these folks would like to say "Congrats!"

Hundreds of fans of the Class of 2021 came together from every campus and all around the world to congratulate the newest Tufts graduates. Watch all their video messages now!

View Commencement Weekend Ceremonies

The all-university event is inclusive of the graduates of all schools. This ceremony included the Commencement address as well as the granting of honorary degrees. No individual graduates were recognized at this event. Instead, individual graduates were recognized at the school-specific ceremonies (listed below).

Saturday, May 22 at 1 p.m. EDT

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences PhD and OTD Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, May 22 at 2 p.m. EDT

Baccalaureate (features interviews, a musical performance, speeches, and multifaith blessings from our chaplains)

Sunday, May 23 at 9 a.m. EDT

All-University Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 23 at 10 a.m. EDT

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Fletcher School

School of Engineering (Graduate Programs)

School of Engineering (Undergraduate Programs)

School of Arts and Sciences (Including the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)

Sunday, May 23 at 12 p.m. EDT

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Sunday, May 23 at 1 p.m. EDT

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (Master’s)

Sunday, May 23 at 2 p.m. EDT

School of Medicine (Public Health and Professional Degree Programs)

School of Medicine (MD Program)

School of Dental Medicine

Sunday, May 23 at 3 p.m. EDT

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)